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Forensic Medical Services Contract

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Dear Northamptonshire Police,

I am writing to you under the freedom of information act 2000 to request the following information:

Q1. Who is your current supplier of Forensic Medical Services to Custody Suites, to include Forensic Medical Examiners and Custody Nurses?

Q2. When does your current contract expire for the supply of these services / medical personnel?

Q3. What is the annual cost of this contract to supply FMEs and Custody Nurses?

Q4. Who is responsible for the service standards and maintenance of this contract?

Q5. How many times in the last 12 months has your contract provider failed to provide an FME or Custody Nurse for any given shift (12 hour coverage period)?

Q6. A. Do you use agencies to provide Forensic Medical Service personnel in the event of staff shortages?
B. If so, please provide the average charge for each staff group in 2018?

Thank you for your time and I look forward to your response.

Yours faithfully,

paul lofthouse

Barrie Gemma,

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Dear Mr Lofthouse

 

RE: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION  Our Ref:
000330/19

 

With reference to your e-mail received 15/11/2018 requesting information:

 

Q1. Who is your current supplier of Forensic Medical Services to Custody
Suites, to include Forensic Medical Examiners and Custody Nurses?  

 

Q2. When does your current contract expire for the supply of these
services / medical personnel?

 

Q3. What is the annual cost of this contract to supply FMEs and Custody
Nurses?

 

Q4. Who is responsible for the service standards and maintenance of this
contract?

 

Q5. How many times in the last 12 months has your contract provider failed
to provide an FME or Custody Nurse for any given shift (12 hour coverage
period)?

 

Q6.    A. Do you use agencies to provide Forensic Medical Service
personnel in the event of staff shortages?

          B. If so, please provide the average charge for each staff group
in 2018?  

 

This is to inform you that Northamptonshire Police will not be able to
complete the response to your request within 20 working days. However,
every effort will be made to ensure that you receive an appropriate
response as soon as possible. The ICO is aware and we are currently
enacting a recovery plan.

 

On behalf of Northamptonshire Police, I do apologise for any inconvenience
that may be caused by this delay and if you wish to discuss this any
further then please contact the undersigned.

 

Northamptonshire Police provides a review and appeals procedure within the
terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If you decide to make an
appeal and, having followed the full process you are still dissatisfied,
you will then have the right to direct your comments to the Information
Commissioner who will give due consideration to the matter. See Appendix
'a' attached.

 

Yours sincerely

Gemma Barrie

C1374 Gemma Barrie| Freedom of Information Officer and Researcher

Force Information Unit | Professional Standards Department

Northamptonshire Police

 

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Northamptonshire, please call 03000 111 222)

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Address: Force Headquarters, Wootton Hall, Wootton Hall Park, Northampton
NN4 0JQ

 

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Broughton Catherine (Volunteer),

Dear Mr Lofthouse

Thank you for your Freedom Of Information request ref 000330/19.

I write to advise you that there is a substantial backlog in
processing Freedom of Information Requests. Regrettably, one of the
delayed requests is yours. Northamptonshire Police would like to apologise
for that delay. To improve this situation we have been working closely
with the Information Commissioners Office.

The force is attempting to provide a long term solution to this problem
and in the interim we are taking action to deal with the backlog and put
in place a more resilient service. To assist in making those improvements
and in support of meeting future demands, we would ask that if you
no-longer require our response could you please advise us as such by
return of this email.

Your assistance in this matter would be very much appreciated, helping us
to improve our response times for future requests. If we have not received
a response from you by 10/06/2019 we will assume that you still require a
response and will look to provide it in due course.

 

 

Yours Sincerely

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Northamptonshire Police

 

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